Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars

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"This recipe is like banana bread, but is a moist snacking cake. Apple juice can be substituted for the rum, and pecans for the walnuts."


1 h 45 m servings 140 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. Place the raisins and rum in a microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave and cook on High for 1 minute. Set aside until needed.
  2. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the banana, buttermilk, vanilla, and egg whites until well blended. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in the raisin mixture and walnuts. Spread the batter into the prepared pan
  3. Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan 10 minutes before cutting into bars and transferring to a rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I used about 1/2 cup of rum in the batter instead of the tablespoon. There was a light rum flavor to the bread afterwards but still nothing terribly strong. I made this into bread instead of bar...

This ia a nice little snacking cake. I think it does have a good amount of flavor--some cinnamon might be nice, but overall the banana flavor comes through. It's moist but crisp on the edges--...

Very cool name! There's nothing better than saying "I'm hungry. Where are the monkey bars?" Loved the raisins, used half whole wheat flour, the banana part was great (I'd maybe add a full ban...

I followed the suggestions of the other two reviewers and used a full cup of rum and a full cup of banana. Unfortunately and confusingly, these squares had almost no taste at all. The textur...

These were fantastic! Very moist, kept for days. I will be making this instead of banana bread from now on!

It tasted just like regular banana cake or bars to me. I didn't use the raisins, since I don't like them. I couldn't taste any rum flavor, and I used Myer's Dark Rum. It was good regardless. ...

I'm only giving this recipe 5 stars for one reason - It should make more!! Seriously - if I could rate it a "10" I would! These are so moist and the banana flavor is great! My bananas were ver...

This recipe is amazing and so easy to make - I also added the Rum I got from Bermuda which gave it a spicy flavor. Highly recommend it - even my mom who does not like sweet bread loved it. I use...

Wonderful. Moist, flavorful and easy to make. We used apple juice with a few drops of rum flavoring to soak the raisins and only change from the recipe was to use one whole egg instead of the ...